Hello, I hope you can make it to our free event if it is within travelling distance:
Celebrating the Bull Ring henge: talks, displays and activities 30th July 2011
Location: Dove Holes Community Hall and the Bull Ring Henge, Dove Holes, Derbyshire, England.
Join us to celebrate the wonderful Bull Ring prehistoric henge and 10 years of the Megalithic Portal web resource. A free day of talks, displays and activities in Dove Holes Community Hall and the henge itself as part of the Festival of British Archaeology.
Many people know Arbor Low but we are celebrating its sister site, the other great henge monument in the Peak District. The Bull Ring is a huge 90m diameter circular earthwork, thought once to have contained a great stone circle as well. There will be talks and displays in the community hall from 1pm to 5.30pm approx, with refreshments available in the hall.
Martha Lawrence from Buxton Museum will give a talk on the Bullring henge
Kirsty Whittall will outline her research on the henge and the recent survey work
Tim Prevett (ShropshireTraveller), author and tour guide on Ancient Routes of North Wales
Kevin Kilburn (Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society): The Bridestones Legacy - solstice alignments at Peak District monuments
Simon Charlesworth (Sem) Sacred stones & Secret signs standing stones in Wales and their possible use
Andy Burnham: Little-known stones around the world - 10 years of the Megalithic Portal
Please check talk times at
Fascinating displays of prehistoric finds from the henge and a fantastic collection of neolithic stone axes, blades and scrapers from around the world.
Photo gallery and 'slide' display to showcase the best photography of ancient sites - bring your own blown up photo prints to display with prizes for the best images.
Tours of the Bull Ring Henge on the hour to appreciate this wonderful ancient site
Martha Lawrence from Buxton Museum will be available to answer questions and members of the Megalithic Portal Society will be on hand to advise on how find information on ancient sites near you.
You are free to visit the henge all day and after the events in the hall we will have a picnic in the henge with acoustic music until approx 7pm, please bring your own instruments and food.
Location: Dove Holes Community Hall, Hallsteads, Dove Holes, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8BJ
Directions: On the A6, five miles north of Buxton, turn right at the sign for Dove Holes Community Association, the hall is at the end of the road behind the cricket pitch. There is some parking available and it is a short walk from Dove Holes railway station.
Telephone / Text Contact: Andy Burnham - 07910 900298
Many thanks to Buxton Museum for their assistance in the loan of equipment and artifacts for this event. Hope to see you there if you can make it.
More photos and information on the Bull Ring on our page here.
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